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've already made to priorities other than medicare, medicaid, social security and defense mean that we spend on everything from education to public safety less as a share of our economy than it has -- than has been true for a generation. and that's not a recipe for growth. so we've got to do more both to stabilize our finances over the medium and long term, but also spur more growth in the short term. i've said i'm open to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i've also said that we need more revenue through tax reform by closing loopholes in our tax code for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we can solve the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue, and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they don't think it's fair, for example, to ask a senior to
you identify problems, you can use, the first line of defense needs to be regulatory and supervisory qualities. not only the fat, but other organizations -- said -- not only the fed, but other organizations. as i was saying earlier, there is a lot of disagreement about what role monetary policy plays in creating asset bubbles. it is not a settled issue. some people think it is an important source, others think it is not. we need to be open-minded about it and pay close attention to what is happening to the extent that we can identify problems. we need to address that. the federal reserve was created in -- about 100 years ago now. 1913 was the law. not to do monetary policy, but to address financial panic. and that is what we did in 2008 and 2009. it is a difficult task. going forward, the fed needs to think about financial stability. we will be working very hard on's -- on financial stability. we will try to strengthen the financial system. if necessary, we will adjust monetary policy. i do not think that is the first line of defense. >> this question comes from twitter. as the decl
, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. (applause) let us, each of us, now embrace with solemn duty and awesome joy what is our lasting birthright. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you. god bless you, and may he forever bless these united states of america. (applause) [applause] [applause] [applause] >> at this time please me in welcoming recording artist calais clarkson company by the united states marine band. -- kelly clarkson. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> my country it is of the sweet land of liberty sing.e i san land where my father died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ ♪ suite freedoms' song. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ to thee we sing. ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] [applause] >> wow! [laughter] our next distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco will share with us or is he has composed for this occasion. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america - one today. one son
could be taken to jail without due process or judicial process under the national defense authorization act because he had a connection with a freedom fighter, nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist. under the present administration, and you can take americans to jail without due process. the black freedom movement has always been suspicious of it. headwe have black prisoners in their precisely because they were willing to tell the truth that was a threat and we do not talk about them. that is why the culture of fear is not just violence. people are afraid. they are afraid to lose their jobs. they are afraid to lose their status. not going to be nice tea parties, the white house. you cannot have a culture of fear and generate a movement. it is not just about justice. we have got to talk about love. martin was a titan of love. if you are not talking about love and willingness of sacrifice, we are not going nowhere. you have to be willing to hit the streets, go to jail, to die. that is what it is about. if you are not willing to do tha
setting up a few nominations which i know will be viewed with grace. charles hagal for defense. john brennan of virginia. there you go. thank you very much everybody. i can get you one. this is a nice one. that is yours. >> c-span's 2013 inaugural coverage continues. we're going to take you to a couple of balls. a couple of sizable balls over at the washington, d.c. convention center. the inaugural ball and commander in chief ball. first we vect to hear from vice president biden. we hope to begin with the vice president's comments coming up shortly which everything running a little bit late because of the parade earlier today. we showed you the very end of the ceremony at the capitol. at least 1 million people were on the national mall for the president's swearing in ceremony. if the figure is accurate it would put the attendance up 55% of the 2009 crowd. >> 8800 marnlers and 60 units, here's a look look. [indiscernible] ladies and gentleman, a pershing -- approachg the presidential reviewing stand, the president of the united states. the vice-president of the united states, joe bide
. we will build our defenses beyond challenge, lest weakness invite challenge. we will confront weapons of mass destruction, so that a new century is spared new horrors. the enemies of liberty and our country should make no mistake america remains engaged in the world by history and by choice, shaping a balance of power that favors freedom. we will defend our allies and our interests. we will show purpose without arrogance. we will meet aggression and bad faith with resolve and strength. and to all nations, we will speak for the values that gave our nation birth. america, at its best, is compassionate. in the quiet of american conscience, we know that deep, persistent poverty is unworthy of our nation's promise. and whatever our views of its cause, we can agree that children at risk are not at fault. abandonment and abuse are not acts of god, they are failures of love. and the proliferation of prisons, however necessary, is no substitute for hope and order in our souls. where there is suffering, there is duty. americans in need are not strangers, they are citizens, not problems, but pri
with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. [applause] let us, each of us, now embrace with solemn duty and awesome joy what is our lasting birthright. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you. god bless you, and may he forever bless these united states of america. [applause] >> at this time, and award winning artist -- please join me in welcoming award-winning art ist kelly clarkson. >> the united states marine band. ♪ my country tis of thee sweet land of liberty if thee i sing land where my fathers died lad of the pilgrim's pride from every mountain side let freedom ring ♪ let music swell the beach and ring from all the trees sweet freedom songs let silence break the sound prolonged ♪ our father guide to thee father of liberty to thee we sing ♪ long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light protect us by the might great god, our king ♪ [laughter] --- [applause] >> wow. our
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